by LindaSFNM, Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 12:24:26 PM EDT
In case you missed it, Paul Krugman wrote another good article today. He discusses the false claim of Hillary's negative attacks against Obama.
Tellingly, the Obama campaign has put far more energy into attacking Mrs. Clinton’s health care proposals than it has into promoting the idea of universal coverage.
During the closing days of the Pennsylvania primary fight, the Obama campaign ran a TV ad repeating the dishonest charge that the Clinton plan would force people to buy health insurance they can’t afford. It was as negative as any ad that Mrs. Clinton has run — but perhaps more important, it was fear-mongering aimed at people who don’t think they need insurance, rather than reassurance for families who are trying to get coverage or are afraid of losing it.
No wonder, then, that older Democrats continue to favor Mrs. Clinton.
Apparently so many of the talking heads have a short memory, or they are just choosing to project Obama's own strategy with claims against Hillary. We've seen that technique too many times from the NeoCons.
But even Markos of Dailykos and now Newsweek, had rightfully pointed out months ago Obama's attacks were like that of Republicans, attacking his own party.
by Manic Lawyer, Sat Apr 05, 2008 at 10:40:36 AM EDT
The Clinton camp is acknowledging to supporters that the national news looks bad for the Clinton campaign. In a mass e-mailing that I received from Hillary Clinton for President today, signed by Terry McAuliffe in his capacity as chairman of Clinton for President, McAuliffe says,
When I turn on the TV all I hear is negative words. The news stations keep telling you that we're down and out.
Meanwhile, the loss of message discipline within the Clinton camp seems only to be feeding the rising tide against Clinton, as her surrogates increasingly and openly express honest doubts that she'll win. According to Politico.Com,
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver of Kansas City -- a Hillary supporter and superdelegate -- gives a sense of how tenuous Clinton's hold on many black superdelegates is.
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"If I had to make a prediction right now, I'd say Barack Obama is going to be the next president," he said just after 18:00. "I will be stunned if he's not the next president of the United States." Politico.Com
by atdleft, Wed Feb 06, 2008 at 10:14:04 AM EST
Wow... Just wow. After all these months of waiting, Super Duper Tuesday finally came upon us. And like many of you, I actually had a chance to vote in it as I'm a registered California Democrat. But you know what's even more amazing? I got to personally take part in the campaign.
I watched with my own eyes as people poured into campaign event. I listened with my own ears as my fellow California Democrats were telling me how they intended to vote. And most importantly, I worked my own behind off to make history happen.
Follow me after the flip for more...
by Steve M, Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 07:15:12 AM EST
This weekend, famed outer of CIA agents Robert Novak dropped a juicy rumor:
Illinois Democrats close to Sen. Barack Obama are quietly passing the word that John Edwards would be named attorney general in an Obama administration.
Any truth to it? As an Edwards fan, I'd love it. But of all the people you'd want in the loop on this sort of thing, you'd think Robert Novak would be about the last choice. So I certainly didn't take his word for it.
by RFK Action Front, Fri Jul 06, 2007 at 04:15:37 PM EDT
I like Senator Obama's post-partisan, 'can't we all just get along,' 'bringing America together again' themes as much as the next guy. But my question to Senator Obama is, what are you gonna do when they come for you?
Because the one thing we know from past presidential campaigns is that if you get the nomination, they (Republican media operatives) are definitely gonna come for you. They're gonna run some sort of Willie Horton, Swift Boat, call me, Playboy! ad against you. That sort of hit piece is GUARANTEED to appear in the campaign--so don't act like you didn't see it coming.
And when they come for you, are you gonna sit around with your thumb up your ass like Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and Harold Ford, saying, 'aw shucks they shouldn't have done that, it's racist' and meekly ask your opponent to pull the ad, or are you gonna go nuclear and take the mutherf*ckers out?
Because that's really the question facing every Democratic candidate--not are you competent, can you govern, do you understand policy--every single Democratic candidate can do all of those things. The question that needs to be answered is, do you have that killer instinct, can you finish, if they come for your family will you do WHATEVER you have to do to save them? Will you order Sherman's March to the Sea in order to win the civil war or do you not have the stomach to do what it takes to actually govern and win?
As long as we're talking, I've got a question for Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean--yeah you guys know how to raise lots of money but HOW COME IT'S ALWAYS REPUBLICANS GOING ON OFFENSE in the presidential election? How come I can name an infamous Republican hit piece from every single freakin election and I CAN'T NAME A SINGLE DEMOCRATIC HIT PIECE!!!!!!???????